Illinois Outdoors at PrairiestateOutdoors.com
RulesIllinois Outdoors at PrairiestateOutdoors.com

Prairie State Outdoors Categories

Top Story :: Opinion :: Illinois Outdoor News :: Fishing News :: Hunting News :: Birding News :: Nature Stories :: Miscellaneous News :: Fishing :: Big Fish Fridays :: Big Fish Stories :: State Fishing Reports :: Other Fishing Reports :: Fishing Tips, Tactics & Tales :: Where to Fish :: Fishing Calendar :: Hunting :: Hunting Reports :: Hunting Tips, Tactics & Tales :: Where to Hunt :: Tales from the Timber :: Turkey Tales :: Hunting Calendar :: Big Game Stories :: Nature and Birding :: Birding Bits :: Nature Newsbits :: Critter Corner :: Birding Calendar :: Stargazing :: In the Wild :: Miscellaneous Reports and Shorts :: Links :: Hunting Links :: Birding Links :: Video ::

Big Buck Stories

1960s :: 1980s :: 1991-92 :: 1992-93 :: 1993-94 :: 1994-95 :: 1995-96 :: 1997-98 :: 1998-99 :: 1999-2000 :: 2000-01 :: 2001-02 :: 2003-04 :: 2004-05 :: 2005-06 :: 2006-07 :: 2007-08 :: 2008-09 :: 2009-10 :: 2010-11 :: 2011-12 :: 2012-13 ::

Scattershooting

Flathead's Picture of the Week :: Big bucks :: Birdwatching :: Cougars :: Dogs :: Critters :: Fishing :: Asian carp :: Bass :: Catfish :: Crappie :: Ice :: Muskie :: Humor :: Hunting :: Deer :: Ducks :: Geese :: Turkey :: Upland game :: Misc. :: Mushrooms :: Open Blog Thursday :: Picture A Day 2010 :: Plants and trees :: Politics :: Prairie :: Scattershooting :: Tales from the Trail Cams :: Wild Things ::


Print

Central Illinois fishing report for Aug. 31

August 31, 2012 at 09:29 AM

Peoria Journal Star

Welcome back

Pekin Bass and Bow is back in business. The shop, on 1304 Derby St. in Pekin, suffered major damage earlier this month when a man drove his car through the front end of the store. It will re-open at 8 a.m. Saturday. “We’ve got some repairs still going, but we’re going to try to see if we can get back to business now,” said Merle Keefer, who operates the store with his wife, Bert. Pekin Bass and Bow will welcome customers back with a 25 percent discount on all fishing tackle Saturday through Monday.

Honey holes

Snakeden Hollow seeing decline in anglers because heat has returned. But walleyes are biting — one shop reports it is sold out of leeches and that crappies are also biting. Bluegill, bass and crappie hauls are improving. Several two-pound crappies caught on minnows.

Illinois River is producing high catfish yields on the channel edges, using dip bait and shrimp. Area strip mines are hot spots for bass, on 10-12 worms. Bluegill and crappie action is poor.

Clinton Lake has some challenges as launches — other than at the marina — are very tough because water levels are dropping.  Catfish can be had from the banks, near bridges. Crappie are under a 9-inch limit, with 15 allowed, and some anglers are reaching those limits using jigs and minnows. White bass are hitting strong around the rocks.

Dawson Lake is offering fair hits from bass on plastics and spinners. Bluegill good on wax worms, but crappie and saugeye action is slow.

Evergreen Lake has muskies, stocked Aug. 21 by Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Lake Shelbyville is producing fair action from crappie and white bass, but catfish are sizeable, in quantity and hitting cut baits.

Tip of the week

With heavy rain forecast for the weekend, it’s worth reminding that increased movement of channel catfish usually accompanies a rise in the stream, and following a light rain good catches are common. Trotlines are especially effective during the rising water stage that follows heavy showers.

Your CommentsComments :: Terms :: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Comment Area Pool Rules

  1. Read our Terms of Service.
  2. You must be a member. :: Register here :: Log In
  3. Keep it clean.
  4. Stay on topic.
  5. Be civil, honest and accurate.
  6. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Log In

Register as a new member

Next entry: DNR authorized to spend up to $6 million on cleanup of old lead and mineral mines

Previous entry: George Little: Conversation starters for the great outdoors

Log Out

RSS & Atom Feeds

Prairie State Outdoors
PSO on Facebook
Promote Your Page Too

News Archives

July 2019
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
Copyright © 2007-2014 GateHouse Media, Inc.
Some Rights Reserved
Original content available for non-commercial use
under a Creative Commons license, except where noted.
Creative Commons